Most of us know who Robert Pattinson is, but where did he grow up? What is his childhood story? Let’s dive into the details.

The Siblings

The son of Eric and Elizabeth Pattinson, Robert was born in London in 1982. He has an identical twin brother, Edward, and they were raised in a middle-class family. Their parents were musicians, specializing in playing piano and flute. So, as you might imagine, growing up in a household like that meant they were always around music and had plenty of opportunities to practice. This in turn led to them being gifted musically. It wasn’t just any old music, either. They played classical music and often performed in front of audiences as a family. The twins went to school with their mother’s colleague, Jane Treuhaft. She was the children’s English teacher and became their mentor when their mother became an actress. The girls grew up wanting to be just like their mother when they grew up.

The Youthful Years

The twins started acting professionally when they were 13 years old. Since their mother was an actress, they were already familiar with the industry. The first film they starred in was P.S. I Love You while still in high school. It was followed by supporting roles in About A Boy and The Princess Diaries. The following year, they starred in the Disney movie Enchanted April, which was released in 2009. It was a box office bomb and didn’t do well in theaters, but gained popularity on DVD and Blu-ray.

In 2011, they appeared in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and had an uncredited role in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. While they didn’t work after Breaking Dawn – Part 1, the following year they released an album, Somewhere Out There, which consisted of covers of classic songs. For the record, Robert contributed some of the songs, including the title track, while his brother produced the rest. It wasn’t a grand production, but it was a labor of love for the twins. They also have a modeling agency and have graced the covers of numerous magazines. This was in part because of their mother’s connection to Elizabeth Taylor. It was originally reported that Taylor directed their casting for the 2012 movie Black Swan. While she did help choose the twins’ outfits for the film, their mother chose the gowns themselves.

The Big Break

In 2012, the twins decided to follow their parents’ footsteps and became musicians. They formed a band called Delta Spirit and released an album, Self-Titled, that same year. It featured a number of high profile musicians including Elton John, Liam Gallagher, and Jack White. The band was managed by Andrew King, who has also worked with Adele, Taylor Swift, and Coldplay. The album was a huge critical and commercial success, debuting at number two on the Billboard 200 and earning the twins a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album. It also spawned several hit singles, including the title track, which was written and sung by White.)

The following year, they announced their second album, Inner Vision, would be released on August 25, 2014. The album marks a stylistic departure from the first, featuring more elaborate songwriting and production values. The album also features a guest appearance by Miley Cyrus on the track “If You’re Leaving”. If Inner Vision is any indication of things to come, it would appear their music career is here to stay.

The Future

The twins have plenty of projects in the future. In addition to their music career, they have an architectural firm, which they founded, and design firm, called 3RD Architecture. They have also been busy working on their second book, which is due out this year as well. It’s called The Art of Travel and explores their travels around the world. They want to continue traveling and have expressed a desire to visit every country in the world. They have also been busy designing furniture as well, which they plan to reveal in the near future. All in all, it’s a pretty full schedule and there isn’t an age gap to show for it.

The future looks bright for the twins. After all, they’ve only just begun.